Statewide ATV association to hold fall convention and rides

The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) will be holding its 30th annual fall convention the weekend of Sept. 20-22 in at the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) State Recreation Area in Gilbert.  Cook County ATV enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the convention, which is three days packed full of activities for the entire family, such as organized ATV trail rides, meatball and rigatoni buffet served by Valentini’s Supper Club, guided ride from Chisholm to Buhl through retired mining areas, information about new ATV laws and safety trainings, and opportunities for members to discuss ATV-related issues with ATVAM's leadership and government relations staff.

The convention is hosted by Northern Traxx ATV Club based in Chisholm.

George Radke, president of ATVAM, said, "We are thrilled to bring ATV enthusiasts from across the state to the Chisholm/Gilbert area on the Iron Range and enjoy the wonderful trail riding opportunities and the many other activities the local communities offer.  ATVAM encourages all ATV enthusiasts from across the state to join us for ATV riding and many family-fun events.”

For more information or to pre-register call (800)-HI-ATVAM or visit   On-site registration begins Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. at Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm at 31 W. Lake Street, Chisholm.

The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 and is working to build a statewide ATV trail system, promote ATV safety, safeguard ATV-related successes in the state legislature, and defend ATV user interests.  For more information on ATVAM, visit